To follow up on the TV I’m looking forward too post, here’s what I’m looking forward to on the big screen for the remainder of the year.
Out tomorrow in the UK, it’s not surprisingly been panned by most critics, but for some reason this kind of American college humour always seems to make me laugh. Oh, and hopefully who can’t not want to see some attractive ladies in that red swimsuit again. Oh, and the Rock’s in it!
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
Richard Gere stars as Norman, a Jewish fixer, doing work that no one else wants to do. When he meets a young politician at a low point of his career, he think’s nothing of it, of course the politicians career takes of and Norman needs to live up to expectations.
Frank is trying to bring up his sister’s daughter as a loving single guardian and giving her the best life he possibly can. When it becomes clear she’s massively intelligent then her GrandMum suddenly wants back on the scene and is flashing the cash. This is one for all the single parents that are doing the absolute best that they can.
Once Upon a Time In Venice
If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s you don’t mess with Bruce Willis, and if you really don’t want to piss him off, then the last thing you want to do is steal his dog!
Transformers: The Last Knight
I hate Michel Bay, he’s ruined so much of my childhood, I’ve been disappointed with pretty much every Transformers film, yet I should know by now, that no matter how good the trailer looks, it’s going to be crap, no doubt I’ll fall again.
David Lynch: The Art of Life
A film. About David Lynch? Sold!!!
It’s only recently, probably because I’m a bit more mature these days, that I’ve come to appreciate war stories and the heroics they tell of normal everyday people. Christopher Nolan doesn’t need to impress anyone anymore but no doubt he will tell this story the way he has told any other story. Superbly.
Annabelle that scary looking doll from the first Conjuring movie is back again. The first Annabelle movie got a bit of a bad rap, but I didn’t think it was that bad personally. David Sanburg is behind the chair, and he did a pretty good job with Lights Out, so here’s hoping the 2nd Annabelle instalment is up there. The film is ready to go, the studio have just put the release date back to avoid being caught up with the rest of the summer blockbusters. Anyone would think money ran this business.
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower stars Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba in this Nikolaj Arcel directed film based on a series of books by Stephen King, if it does well, I’m sure we’ll get the sequel and maybe the other 6 to follow. We know how much a movie studio loves a franchise!
It looks like it’s going to be a good year for Stephen King, with this reboot of the classic it film. The trailer ‘broke the internet’ when it was first released.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
The first Kingsman film was one of those that just didn’t appeal to me, the plot, the trailer, it all just looked a little silly, then someone said, watch it, it’s good. And it bloody was, I love it when my expectations for a film are little to none, and it blows my socks off. Obviously now the sequel has something to live up to, but as long as the original formula is kept, and an interesting story is there, then hopefully it can be just as good.
Blade Runner 2049
Blade Runner has always been one of those films for me that is a bit marmite. I’ve watched it numerous times and each time I come away from it thinking differently. The last watching of it, which was only a few weeks ago, made me think that perhaps it is a better film than I give it credit for. The follow up, starring Harrison Ford, who must be making a fortune playing all the same people he did again from the 80s, and also Ryan Gosling & Jared Leto (boy crush alert), does, actually, look very bloody good, and will if the story is good, perhaps bring further enjoyment, of the original.
No trailer or much for this yet, but will apparently be out in December, is the 3rd instalment in the Cloverfield monsters invading the planet story.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Seems a new Star Wars film is now going to be as reliable as Christmas itself. The first 2 since the rebirth of the franchise have been very enjoyable. This one sees us reunited with Luke Skywalker and continues the story of our new Jedi hero Rey.